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The Resource Entanglement : the secret lives of hair, Emma Tarlo

Entanglement : the secret lives of hair, Emma Tarlo

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Entanglement : the secret lives of hair
Title
Entanglement
Title remainder
the secret lives of hair
Statement of responsibility
Emma Tarlo
Title variation
Secret lives of hair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When it's not attached to your head, your very own hair takes on a disconcerting quality. Suddenly, it is strange. And yet hair finds its way into all manner of unexpected places, far from our heads, including cosmetics, clothes, ropes, personal and public collections, and even food. Whether treated as waste or as gift, relic, sacred offering or commodity in a billion-dollar industry for wigs and hair extensions, hair has many stories to tell. Collected from Hindu temples and Buddhist nunneries and salvaged by the strand from waste heaps and the combs of long-haired women, hair flows into the industry from many sources. Entering this strange world, Emma Tarlo travels the globe, tracking its movement across India, Myanmar, China, Africa, the United States, Britain and Europe, where she meets people whose livelihoods depend on hair. Viewed from inside Chinese wig factories, Hindu temples and the villages of Myanmar, or from Afro hair fairs, Jewish wig parlours, fashion salons and hair loss clinics in Britain and the United States, hair is oddly revealing of the lives of all it touches. From fashion and beauty to religion, politics and cultural identity, Emma Tarlo explores just how much our locks and curls tell us about who we are. Full of surprising revelations and penetrating insights, Entanglement will change the way you see hair for ever"--Publisher
Summary
Explores the worldwide hair industry, from Hindu temples collecting tonsured hair and Chinese wig factories to high end fashion salons in Britain and the United States
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541743
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Tarlo, Emma
Dewey number
391.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2290
LC item number
.T37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hair
  • Hair
  • Hair preparations industry
  • Hair
  • Hair preparations industry
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & Grooming
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret lives of hair
Label
Entanglement : the secret lives of hair, Emma Tarlo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strange gifts -- Invisibility -- Harvest -- Tonsure -- Idolatry -- Sheitel -- Black hair -- Race -- Wig rush -- Combings -- Crime -- Closet hair -- Loss -- Gift -- Animal -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn939427285
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 407 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780749921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)939427285
Label
Entanglement : the secret lives of hair, Emma Tarlo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strange gifts -- Invisibility -- Harvest -- Tonsure -- Idolatry -- Sheitel -- Black hair -- Race -- Wig rush -- Combings -- Crime -- Closet hair -- Loss -- Gift -- Animal -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn939427285
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 407 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780749921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)939427285

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